NINE GRADUATE FROM THE NC BUILDER INSTITUTE
Nino Arranz Trimworks Custom Homes –Elizabeth City, NC Accredited Builder & Accredited Remodeler Nino Arranz started in construction more than 18 years ago doing interior trim work and has since learned all aspects of residential construction to become a general contractor and custom home builder. He is a member of the HBA of Northeastern NC.
James Cope Semper Fi Custom Remodeling –Black Mountain, NC Accredited Master Builder James Cope is the Operations and Business Manager for Semper Fi Custom Homes. He founded the business in partnership with his childhood friend and fellow Marine Chris Harrin. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Cope has worked to build his business into a leader in kitchen and bath remodels in western NC. He is a member of the Asheville HBA.
Christopher Harrin Semper Fi Custom Remodeling –Black Mountain, NC Accredited Master Builder Christopher Harrin is the president of Semper Fi Custom Homes. Harrin founded the business in partnership with his childhood friend and fellow Marine James Cope. The Marine Corps instilled a strong work ethic and moral code in Harrin and Cope, and these values drive their commitment to fine craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Harrin is a member of the Asheville HBA. Why NCBI? “NCBI has proved invaluable for us as we strive to become industry leaders,” Harrin says, “because it provides a collaborative, noncompetitive forum where we can gain ideas from fellow North Carolina builders.”
Enrique “Tony” Hirst Builder Tony Hirst, LLC –Kittrell, NC Accredited Master Builder Tony Hirst is both a licensed general contractor and licensed architect specializing in the design-build of custom homes. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Hirst was a partner in an architecture and engineering firm for 20 years before starting his present company in 2002. He is a member of the Vance Granville Home Builders Association.
Mike Massey Furman Construction –Garner, NC Accredited Builder & Accredited Remodeler Mike Massey is the founder and president of Furman Construction. A graduate of NC State University, Massey has extensive experience in residential, commercial and multi-family construction projects. He is a member of the Raleigh-Wake HBA.
Jake Overton Overton Corporation –Kill Devil Hills, NC Accredited Builder Jake Overton is a third-generation builder with Overton Corporation, a family business that has been serving the Outer Banks and Eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. Overton was named the “Builder of the Year” by the Outer Banks HBA in 2015.
Lea Ricks Homes By Dickerson –Raleigh, NC Accredited Master Builder Lea Ricks is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in construction management. She also has two years of commercial building experience. Ricks uses her eye for detail in striving for perfect homes and happy homeowners. Why NCBI? “NCBI classes bring professionals together from across the industry to share real-world knowledge and first-hand experience.”